25.5 x 37.5 x 2.25
I started this portrait of my beloved grandmother years ago but the work was always left unfinished. She passed away this last winter just before the shelter-in-place. The pandemic upended all my working habits. I was unable to bring models into the studio and my attention turned to old projects which I was only able to complete through working from imagination, something which is unusual for me as a painter. My figure and portraiture work primarily focus on ordinary, daily scenes of intimacy and reflection and I aspire to portray my subject material as faithfully as I can without idealization. This portrait is a love letter to my grandmother, a way that I could hold her face for long stretches of time in my mind’s eye.